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  • Political Operatives: Campaigns Tap Veteran Staffers For Governor's Race Rematch

    Political Operatives: Campaigns Tap Veteran Staffers For Governor's Race Rematch
    The fight for the Connecticut governorship between Republican Tom Foley and incumbent Democrat Dannel P. Malloy has generated significant national attention and, behind the curtain, attracted seasoned political operatives to both campaigns. With early...
  • Malloy Touts Transportation Spending

    WETHERSFIELD - For the past three decades, Connecticut governors have touted the amount of money they have spent on transportation. After the Mianus River Bridge collapsed and killed three motorists on Interstate 95 in Cos Cob in 1983, Gov. William A. O'...
  • McKinney Wrong On Deputy Wardens

    I worked for the state of Connecticut for 39 years, starting as a correction officer and retiring as the commissioner of the Department of Correction, appointed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell and reappointed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. I was taken aback reading a...
  • Somers Campaigns As Outsider In Lieutenant Governor Race

    Somers Campaigns As Outsider In Lieutenant Governor Race
    Uttered at every campaign stop and imprinted on all of her volunteers' T-shirts is a word that Republican lieutenant governor candidate Heather Somers has used to define her campaign. Outsider. The former Groton mayor is heading to a primary Tuesday...
  • Mianus Bridge Anniversary Coincides With Gas Tax Hike To Pay For Roads, Bridges

    Mianus Bridge Anniversary Coincides With Gas Tax Hike To Pay For Roads, Bridges
    Thirty years ago today, on June 28, 1983, a section of the I-95 highway bridge 70 feet above the Mianus River in Greenwich collapsed, killing three people and seriously injuring three more. The tangle of mangled bodies and vehicles along the peaceful...
  • Are you OK with the gas tax increase?

    Are you OK with the gas tax increase?
    On Monday the state’s gross receipts tax is scheduled to go up, which will cost motorists almost 4 cents more a gallon at the pump; the tax on diesel fuel also goes up.  The increase was approved by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. M. Jodi...
  • Who should pay for governors' portraits?

    Who should pay for governors' portraits?
    Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s official portrait was unveiled this week in Memorial Hall in the State Library, raising the question of whether the state should continue to finance such memorials. The oil painting’s cost of $36,639 was paid for by the...
  • A Governor's Portrait: Let's Picture A New Scenario

    A Governor's Portrait: Let's Picture A New Scenario
    The unveiling Wednesday of former Gov. M. Jodi Rell's official portrait in the state library is a reminder that a regular protocol needs to be established for paying for this legacy going forward. Two years ago, we were among those wondering why the...
  • Former Federal Judge To Help Decide Who Gets Sandy Hook Money, Sources Say

    Former Federal Judge To Help Decide Who Gets Sandy Hook Money, Sources Say
    The foundation charged with distributing more than $11 million donated after the Sandy Hook massacre is bringing in a former federal judge to help decide how that money will be allocated, two sources familiar with the selection said Thursday. Alan H....
  • Governors' Portraits Unlock State's History

    I've noted that some citizens of Connecticut have expressed chagrin at the cost of governors' portraits. While I won't evaluate the aesthetic merits of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's portrait, I will say I have no qualms regarding its existence and its placement...
  • Public Campaign Finance Good For Hartford

    Hartford voters can change city politics for generations on Tuesday, Election Day, by voting yes on the charter revision question seeking municipal public campaign financing. Adopting Question 2 — approved by the Charter Revision Commission and...